4 Free Games Announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360


Following several updates to the Xbox UI last month and the announcement of the upcoming Xbox codenamed Project Scorpio, Microsoft has revealed the four games that’ll be made available to its Xbox Live Gold members in May.

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Xbox Live Gold members gain access to these four games as part of the Games with Gold program.

Two games each have been announced for Xbox 360 and Xbox One but due to Backward Compatibility, Xbox One owners can also download and play the games being released for Xbox 360.

So, for Xbox One owners, there are four titles to play this May while Xbox 360 just get their hands on two.

“May is shaping up to feed your appetite for adventure, combat, and mystery with four community-acclaimed games to add to your Xbox library,” Mike Nelson, Xbox Wire Editor wrote in the blog post.

Free Xbox Games for May

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The May free games lineup provides over $74 of free goodies for Xbox Live Gold members as well as up to 4000 gamerscore.

  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (May 1 – May 15 on Xbox 360; Backward compatibility on Xbox One)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (May 16 – May 31 on Xbox 360; Backward compatibility on Xbox One)

Xbox One owners will exclusively enjoy Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($14.99), which is a fast-paced platformer game that will be available from May 1 to May 31.

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Another exclusive for Xbox One is Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris ($19.99), which is a spin-off of the popular Tomb Raider series which also features a multiplayer mode — making it fun to play with players, locally or online. The game will be available from May 16- June 15.

Xbox 360 will receive two Star War themed titles — Star Wars: The Force Unleased II ($19.99) from May 1 – May 15 and LEGO Star Wars ($19.99) from May 16 – May 31.

Battle Darth Vader with your twin lightsabers in the former and get a chance to play surrounded by the plot of the first six Star War movies, in LEGO, with the latter.

Xbox Live Gold members will also receive the Xbox Game Pass that’ll grant them exclusive access to over a hundred games which will be released later this spring.

Microsoft also launched its streaming service for Xbox last month which is aimed at gamers who stream their videos currently on Twitch.

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